urbaninform Competition 2010: The Architecture of Social Investment

Result

First Prize
KIBERA PUBLIC SPACE PROJECT 02,
Kenya, Kibera, Nairobi
Sustainable Community Transformation.
Kounkuey Design Initiative

Second Prize
TARAGALTE ECOLODGE, Morocco, Mhamid
Tourist facility that combat desertification and
foster local economic development.
Bureau E.A.S.T.

Third Prize
TAKING THE GAP, South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg
Community Centre for the township of Thinasonke.
SPACE MATTERS architecture and urbanism,
Sarah Calburn and Dustin A. Tusnovics architects

Honorable Mention
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER, Rio de Janeiro
Sustainable building and skills training in the informal city.
NGO Verdejar and Annemarie Gray

Honorable Mention
THE FUTURE BOX
How far jumps the Dollar? A tool for infrastructure upgrading.
Arne Petersen and Ulrich Schifferdecker

Honorable Mention
SPLIT BATHHOUSE, Gansu-China
Collective bathhouse improving sanitary conditions and creating public space for community gathering.
BaO Architects, Madaifu Association

Honorable Mention
QINMO VILLAGE PROJECT, Guangdong Province
Long-term sustainable development of a rural Chinese village.
Joshua Bolchover and John Lin

Overview

The competition is looking for design projects that reflect this new spirit of sustainable urban production.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Urban
Country United States
Registration Deadline 1 November 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 November 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field The projects should be realized or developed to the level of being implemented.

Description
The architecture of social investment engages in social and green business strategies to shape the future of our cities. If major parts of our contemporary cities are self-built by their inhabitants, how can they be supported to do so in accordance with societal and ecological requirements? How can architecture and urban design support socially engaged business to foster sustainable urban development? How can a local project become a model for other communities?
The urbaninform Competition 2010 is calling for architecture and urban design projects, which engage in and cooperate with social entrepreneurship and green business.

Jury
Dr. Susan Draeger, Buro Happold
Rainer Hehl, urbaninform / ETH Zurich
Dr. Andres Lepik, Museum of Modern Art New York
Dr. Andreas Renner, GEXSI
Peter Spiegel, Genesis Institute
Prof. Jörg Stollmann, urbaninform / TU Berlin
Dr. Fran Tonkiss, London School of Economics

Prize
1st Prize: USD 2,000
2nd Prize: USD 1,500
3rd Prize: USD 1,000

Entry Fee
None

Entries
A text of max. 500 words

Timetable
Announcement of winners: December 10th, 2010, Center for Architecture, New York at the urbaninform Podium “The Architecture of Social Investment”

Organizer
urbaninform

Official Website
http://www.urbaninform.net/